WGHS finishes 2nd overall at Auckland Secondary School Snowboarding Champs

WGHS students, Harriet Gowing and Coco Mauger represented WGHS strongly at the Auckland Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championship held at Snowplanet on 23 June 2020, winning 5 x medals and 2nd place over all in the Girls Competition.  Snowsports is a growing sport at Westlake Girls so this is an excellent achievement.

The Year 10 students competed in three events, the Giant Slalom, Slopestyle and Dual Slalom and after a nervous start in Slopestyle, both boarders attacked the slope in the GS and Dual Slalom races. With three attempts in each event, Mauger narrowly missed out on a podium finish while Gowing won a phenomenal 5 medals.  She won silver medals in the Junior Giant Slalom, Overall GS, Junior Dual Slalom, Overall Dual Slalom and a bronze medal in the Junior Slopestyle.

Gowing’s races were tightly contested with Isla Brown from Long Bay, losing by just 100th of a second in the very exciting Dual Slalom final.

Westlake Girls finished 2nd place overall in the Girls division, just 2 points behind Long Bay and 3 points ahead of Baradene who finished on 20 points.

There were 16 competitors in the event.

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